Price Reduced ... Lintine is a new fabric made of Absorbent Cotton felted in thin Sheets. Every fibre thoroughly cleansed, sterilized and antiseptic. Can be readily formed into Bandages, Pads, Tampons, and any desired form of Dressings. Johnson.
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The Precursor to the Band-Aid

Price Reduced ... Lintine is a new fabric made of Absorbent Cotton felted in thin Sheets. Every fibre thoroughly cleansed, sterilized and antiseptic. Can be readily formed into Bandages, Pads, Tampons, and any desired form of Dressings.

New Brunswick, NJ: [circa 1890].

4pp. handbill, with a 3 x 7 inch sample of Lintine and 2-1/2 x 1-1/2 sample of Johnson's Rubber Adhesive Plaster. Within the original blue mailing envelope addressed to Dr. C. Schaefer, Indianapolis. The Precursor to the Band-Aid. Usual folds. Offsetting from one of the samples. Fine Item #321600

A scarce early promotional handbill from Johnson & Johnson (founded in 1886), which advertising various products but mostly dedicated to Lintine, a newly developed sterile, absorbent non-stick gauze for a variety of applications and uses, from wound care to menstruation. The handbill includes a sample of the product, as well as a sample of Rubber Adhesive Plaster, an improved medical tape. It would take another thirty years before J&J employee Thomas Anderson would market two similar products together to allow self-dressing of small wounds; i.e. the invention of the Band-Aid.

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